Drug stash man jailed

Drug stash man jailed

Drug stash man jailed

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A FORMER addict who selfmedicated with illegal drugs has been jailed for eight months.

Matthew Wiles, 43, of Victoria Road, Southend, was found by police with a stash of amphetamines and cannabis, as well as a CS gas canister, which he carried in case of attack by violent drug dealers.

Basildon Crown Court heard he received a suspended sentence just four months earlier for possessing drugs with intent to supply.

Wiles used to take amphetamines every morning before he got up and smoked cannabis at night to help him sleep after being diagnosed with the lung disease chronic emphysema in 2011.

The court heard he previously battled a serious addiction, spending £30 a day on heroin.

Wiles, whose partner gave birth to a baby boy just two weeks ago, had a long list of past convictions for shoplifting, theft, burglary and drug dealing.

Chris Whitcombe, mitigating, said: “This isaman who has overcome his drug addiction in the past few years. There is a clear reason behind his recent use.

“He finds it extremely difficult to get up because of his breathing problems and began self-medicating.

The reason he didn’t go down the conventional treatment route was a family history of the same disease.’’ The court heardWiles was now undergoing treatment for emphysema at Southend Hospital, and was set to have a CT scan on his lungs later this month.

Recorder Humfrey Malins activated Wiles’ three month suspended sentence after he admitted possessing classBdrugs and a weapon on Tuesday, January 14.

Wiles was also jailed for a further five months for the latest offences.

Recorder Malins said: “You have a long record of offending because of a drug issue which seems to have come along some 12 years ago. Things have got very badly out of hand in the past two years.

“I have listened very carefully to what was said on your behalf.

It’s because of what I have heard about you that your sentence isn’t longer.’’

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1:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

thecoat says...

I feel sorry for the baby that has just been born for having such a scumbag father.

Cant pass comment on the mother has she inst mentioned.
I feel sorry for the baby that has just been born for having such a scumbag father. Cant pass comment on the mother has she inst mentioned. thecoat
  • Score: 6

6:03pm Thu 4 Sep 14

sesibollox says...

thecoat wrote:
I feel sorry for the baby that has just been born for having such a scumbag father.

Cant pass comment on the mother has she inst mentioned.
Baby into care, Mother to Holloway Dad to Chelmsford, the dirty 1%, will always make news when in fact they should just go quietly...
[quote][p][bold]thecoat[/bold] wrote: I feel sorry for the baby that has just been born for having such a scumbag father. Cant pass comment on the mother has she inst mentioned.[/p][/quote]Baby into care, Mother to Holloway Dad to Chelmsford, the dirty 1%, will always make news when in fact they should just go quietly... sesibollox
  • Score: -3

6:53pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Last Poster says...

If only the law had dealt a death-blow to drug dealers when these evil mind controlling drugs were first released amongst us. Now look, we have more and more, younger and younger people turning to this form of mind numbing escapes and more and more of the "I'm all right jacks" spitting on the down and outs. I would like to know how he contracted this "Miners disease" probably working for the real scumbags who scorn health and safety nearly as much as they scorn the victims of their callousness. Oh, if only the jack-booted judges who comment on here could be placed on a job exchange scheme and find out what it is like at the bottom, with all the troughalites grinning down in contempt!
If only the law had dealt a death-blow to drug dealers when these evil mind controlling drugs were first released amongst us. Now look, we have more and more, younger and younger people turning to this form of mind numbing escapes and more and more of the "I'm all right jacks" spitting on the down and outs. I would like to know how he contracted this "Miners disease" probably working for the real scumbags who scorn health and safety nearly as much as they scorn the victims of their callousness. Oh, if only the jack-booted judges who comment on here could be placed on a job exchange scheme and find out what it is like at the bottom, with all the troughalites grinning down in contempt! Last Poster
  • Score: 4

7:09pm Thu 4 Sep 14

PaulRichards says...

He should receive proper medical help , not prison
He should receive proper medical help , not prison PaulRichards
  • Score: 3

7:13pm Thu 4 Sep 14

PaulRichards says...

Some people are far too quick to judge,
Some people are far too quick to judge, PaulRichards
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Thu 4 Sep 14

cairoqueen says...

Rap sheet that's as long as his arm and only 8months typical .The poor baby has no chance of a decent life . I know several people with emphysema , they don't resort to taking illegal drugs.
Rap sheet that's as long as his arm and only 8months typical .The poor baby has no chance of a decent life . I know several people with emphysema , they don't resort to taking illegal drugs. cairoqueen
  • Score: -3

9:16pm Thu 4 Sep 14

ORACUS says...

Last Poster wrote:
If only the law had dealt a death-blow to drug dealers when these evil mind controlling drugs were first released amongst us. Now look, we have more and more, younger and younger people turning to this form of mind numbing escapes and more and more of the "I'm all right jacks" spitting on the down and outs. I would like to know how he contracted this "Miners disease" probably working for the real scumbags who scorn health and safety nearly as much as they scorn the victims of their callousness. Oh, if only the jack-booted judges who comment on here could be placed on a job exchange scheme and find out what it is like at the bottom, with all the troughalites grinning down in contempt!
Not heard of the opium wars this country was the biggest drug dealer on the planet.
Opium production in Afghanistan has gone up five fold since our troops arrived.
Conspiracy theorists might argue that there has been a deal between drug barons and the west to keep the Taliban out of power in exchange for this poison on our streets.
So nothing has changed.
[quote][p][bold]Last Poster[/bold] wrote: If only the law had dealt a death-blow to drug dealers when these evil mind controlling drugs were first released amongst us. Now look, we have more and more, younger and younger people turning to this form of mind numbing escapes and more and more of the "I'm all right jacks" spitting on the down and outs. I would like to know how he contracted this "Miners disease" probably working for the real scumbags who scorn health and safety nearly as much as they scorn the victims of their callousness. Oh, if only the jack-booted judges who comment on here could be placed on a job exchange scheme and find out what it is like at the bottom, with all the troughalites grinning down in contempt![/p][/quote]Not heard of the opium wars this country was the biggest drug dealer on the planet. Opium production in Afghanistan has gone up five fold since our troops arrived. Conspiracy theorists might argue that there has been a deal between drug barons and the west to keep the Taliban out of power in exchange for this poison on our streets. So nothing has changed. ORACUS
  • Score: 3

12:13am Fri 5 Sep 14

Richy don't shine shoes no more says...

Last Poster wrote:
If only the law had dealt a death-blow to drug dealers when these evil mind controlling drugs were first released amongst us. Now look, we have more and more, younger and younger people turning to this form of mind numbing escapes and more and more of the "I'm all right jacks" spitting on the down and outs. I would like to know how he contracted this "Miners disease" probably working for the real scumbags who scorn health and safety nearly as much as they scorn the victims of their callousness. Oh, if only the jack-booted judges who comment on here could be placed on a job exchange scheme and find out what it is like at the bottom, with all the troughalites grinning down in contempt!
I'd hate to see your record collection
[quote][p][bold]Last Poster[/bold] wrote: If only the law had dealt a death-blow to drug dealers when these evil mind controlling drugs were first released amongst us. Now look, we have more and more, younger and younger people turning to this form of mind numbing escapes and more and more of the "I'm all right jacks" spitting on the down and outs. I would like to know how he contracted this "Miners disease" probably working for the real scumbags who scorn health and safety nearly as much as they scorn the victims of their callousness. Oh, if only the jack-booted judges who comment on here could be placed on a job exchange scheme and find out what it is like at the bottom, with all the troughalites grinning down in contempt![/p][/quote]I'd hate to see your record collection Richy don't shine shoes no more
  • Score: 1

10:07am Fri 5 Sep 14

mr.happy says...

One less Scumbag on the streets!
One less Scumbag on the streets! mr.happy
  • Score: -4

4:15pm Sat 6 Sep 14

ORACUS says...

mr.happy wrote:
One less Scumbag on the streets!
That’s not very nice calling disabled people names.
[quote][p][bold]mr.happy[/bold] wrote: One less Scumbag on the streets![/p][/quote]That’s not very nice calling disabled people names. ORACUS
  • Score: 2
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